Fall Outreach Events

Kids participating in Halloween science activitiesSchool is back in full-swing, which means that students across the country are engaging in a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) explorations with our Let’s Talk Science Outreach program. But let’s not stop there! Not only do our over 3,500 Outreach volunteers visit classrooms for free hands-on STEM workshops, they also take part and often host a variety of community events for children and youth.

Over the fall a variety of fun events take place for Canadians of all ages to engage in STEM. This past month we celebrated Science Literacy Week. As a national partner in the event, Let’s Talk Science Outreach volunteers across Canada highlighted STEM and science communication.

October 19-27 marks National Chemistry Week in Canada, and of course Halloween is just around the corner. Throughout the fall our Outreach volunteers take part in a collection of themed events and symposia for high school students to excite Canadians about the science going on around them every day. See the below listing for some symposia and public events taking place in your area. For more specific information about your local Outreach Program, visit our Outreach site contact page.

Carleton University Butterfly Show

October 1-9, 2016 / Let’s Talk Science Outreach in Ottawa

The Annual Carleton University Butterfly Show hosted by the Biology Department, Let's Talk Science, and the Carleton University Biology Society, features thousands of exotic butterflies.

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Let's Talk Biochemistry WISEly Symposium

October 7, 2016 / Let’s Talk Science Outreach at Dalhousie University (in partnership with WISE)

During this day-long symposium, junior high and high school students will be introduced to the topic of biochemistry and will also have the chance to explore careers available in this field. There will be three short presentations from biochemistry experts as well as hands-on activities that demonstrate the more practical side of this field of study.

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Discovery Days

October 14, 2016 / Let’s Talk Science at University of Calgary

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Let’s Talk Microbiology

October 28, 2016 / Let’s Talk Science at York University

The Let’s Talk Microbiology symposium at York University will introduce high school students to local experts who are working to solve current world issues through microbiology research. The event will include presentations by a panel of experts, debates and discussions about select ethical questions in the field of microbiology..

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School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

October 29, 2016 (10 am – 4 pm) / Let’s Talk Science Outreach at University of Alberta

Celebrate Halloween with us at our annual "School of Witchcraft and Wizardry"! This event is open to the public and geared towards kids 7-12 years, but everyone is welcome.

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School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

November 5, 2016 / Let’s Talk Science at the University of Guelph / Let’s Talk Science Outreach at University of Guelph

Calling all witches, wizards, magical creatures and science-enthusiasts! This is the perfect event for you! Each October, we have our very own School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. During this event, we run over 20 different activity rooms filled with magical-activities, where we teach you the science behind the magic!

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